What is a Salon?
Dating back to the literary and philosophical movements of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, a salon is “a fashionable assemblage of notables (such as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person.”At the Heller Center, junior faculty present their research to the campus and wider Colorado Springs community. The audience may choose – or not - to read a pre-posted selection of the professor’s writing before the event. After a brief lecture, the floor opens for questions and conversation – all with wine and cheese.
Heller Center Salon Series
Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
Assistant Professor, Department English
Ghost Cameras, invisible inks and forgotten texts: the next generation of multispectral imaging to recover lost documents
Unlock the hidden treasures of our past with groundbreaking multispectral imaging techniques designed for affordable and widespread cultural heritage recovery. Dive deep into a world where expanded archives unveil richer histories, bringing once overlooked narratives to the forefront of academic appreciation and value.
Dr. Helen Davies is an assistant professor of the digital humanities in the English Department at UCCS where she also co-directs the Center for Research Frontiers in the Department of English. She trained with and continues to work with the Lazarus Project, a multispectral imaging collaborative. Helen recently started her own MSI cultural heritage recovery project, Videntes. Her recent work can be found in Digital Philology, Dark Archives, and Imago Mundi. She recently published a digital critical edition of the Vercelli Mappa Mundi3500 and has forthcoming work on William Blake, medieval ostriches, maps and digital technology.
My research focuses on the intersection of medieval texts and the digital humanities with a particular emphasis on medieval cartography. I use multispectral imaging to recover cultural heritage objects and again particularly medieval maps. My research addresses the medieval world view, the way narratives affect our sense of space and place, and developing pioneering, low-cost imaging technologies.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Research Frontiers in the Digital Humanities
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Past Salon Series
Department of Communication / Director of Leadership Communication
Department of Visual and Performing Arts/ Director of Voice
Department of Visual and Preforming Arts/ Director of Art History
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies
Dept. of Anthropology
Dept. of Women’s & Ethnic Studies
Department of Visual and Performing Arts- Theater
Kraemer Family Library
Department of Philosophy
Department of Political Science
Department of Sociology
Department of Philosophy
Sociology and Women & Ethnic Studies
Assistant Professor and Curator
Department of Anthropology
Department of English